Environmental temperature and material characterisation of planar evanescent microwave sensors for environmental analysis

Lavers, Chris R., Fisk, Jonathan and Lavers, Benjamin (2020) Environmental temperature and material characterisation of planar evanescent microwave sensors for environmental analysis. In: SPIE Future Sensing Technologies, 08 November 2020, Online.

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2585163

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Abstract

We discuss a microwave planar evanescent waveguide sensor, based on a patented technology demonstrator (2016), for a range of potential UAV platform skin-embedded waveguide sensing applications such as: refractive index sensing, temperature sensing, or surface corrosion. Evanescent microwave sensors can probe the near surface region from millimetre to metric scales, with minimal direct radiation into the external environment, ideal for evading detection, and able of detecting various dielectric or metal materials adjacent to the surface. This paper examines evanescent planar sensor use as an environmental evanescent sensor to both detect and quantify metal or dielectrics without direct contact, measuring material loss from chosen waveguide materials, and waveguide surface cladding materials. We also present microwave transmission for a range of temperature sensor configurations, with good sensitivity across a broad range of temperature-related applications, including temperature hysteresis. [1].

Keywords:evanescent, microwave, waveguide
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F300 Physics
F Physical Sciences > F330 Environmental Physics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:47613
Deposited On:29 Mar 2022 15:28

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